Category Archives: Regaining Your Independence

New Topic – Regaining Your Independence

We have recently added a number of pages for our latest topic – Regaining Your Independence.

Continuing Care Advice

People who are old and frail, those with chronic or degenerative diseases, or perhaps with other complex health needs, may require specialist care, regular treatment or other support on a long-term basis. This is known as Continuing Care.

This page includes:

  • What is continuing care?
  • Who is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare?
  • Who decides about NHS Continuing Healthcare?

Being Discharged to a Care Home

This page includes:

  • While you are in hospital
  • Discharge from Hospital
  • Discharge to a Care Home

Palliative Care Advice

Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. Many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the illness in conjunction with other treatments.

This page includes:

  • While you are in hospital
  • In hospital
  • In the community
  • Live-in Care

Advice on Living Independently

Useful resources and advice for independent living.